fashion // every day attire.

if I were stranded on a deserted island going on vacation and could only bring one outfit, it’d be this. I could rave for days about maxi skirts [+ dresses]. paired with this beautiful floral top. it easily takes me from an afternoon wandering main street + it’s shops, to a nice dinner with my fiance.

fashion // every day attire c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // every day attire c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // every day attire c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // every day attire c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // every day attire c/o LLinaBC.com

maxi skirt // floral blouse

[floral blouse + statement necklace are from my favorite little boutique in cedar falls, IA – spotlight. see last summer’s shopping trip here].

fashion // every day attire c/o LLinaBC.com

if you were allowed one outfit, what would you pack?

happy thursday.

life // pool day essentials.

it’s almost memorial day weekend. and here in iowa that means, the pool is opening!

I don’t know what I have against lounging poolside during the warm summer days, but I rarely ever do it. this year, I’m giving myself no choice. I already packed my bag. as if I was expecting a child, and must rush to the hospital at any unexpected moment. but this is my pool bag. that will remain sitting in our coat closet, ready for that unexpected day that the sun is shining & I am not busy.

my snow white skin needs to be introduced to the sun before it visits the dominican republic. basically I don’t want to be ghostly white or a lobster on my wedding day. please.

life // pool day essentials c/o LLinaBC.com

what’s in my bag.

bikini top + bottom // the fewer the straps the better. crazy tan lines you’re not my friend.

sunscreen // an absolute must for snow white me.

insulated beverage holder // sometimes it’s for water, sometimes it’s not.

the brightest nail polish you can find // I can get quite bored sitting poolside for hours.

beach towel // make sure you remember this one.

romance novel // because this is the ultimate poolside activity.

beach bag // to carry everything for you.

am I forgetting anything? what’s in your pool/beach bag?

happy thursday.

fashion // spring transition.

it’s that lovely time of year, you walk outside unsure if you’re going to be greeted with 50° temps or 80° temps. which can make the day’s outfit selection somewhat tricky. layering is always a good approach. or this top ..

it’s the perfect combination of a cozy knit + a breezy chiffon.

fashion // spring transitions c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // spring transitions c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // spring transitions c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // spring transitions c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // spring transitions c/o LLinaBC.com

knit + chiffon top // boyfriend jeans // floppy hat.

fashion // spring transitions c/o LLinaBC.com

let’s start this week out on a good foot. or maybe a margarita.

happy monday.

and happy cinco de mayo!